Okay, is it just me or have there been a lot of blog tour sign-ups on this blog lately?
And there will be more to come soon — okay, I’m getting way ahead of myself. I hope y’all aren’t sick of them yet because the tour for My Fate According to the Butterfly is an extremely special one!
For one thing, I am organizing this alongside two of my closest blogging friends, Kate @ Your Tita, Kate and Cara @ The Little Miss Bookworm, and the four of us have been plotting this tour since December last year! And nope, I’m not miscounting — because the author herself, Gail D. Villanueva, was the one responsible for reaching out to us and offering this incredible opportunity (Love you, Gail!). Gail’s been really involved throughout the planning and preparation for this tour, so I guarantee that all of you are in for a treat!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Diversity tags: Asian author (Filipino), POC representation (Filipino), LGBTQIAP+ representation (gay), #ownvoices
Publication date: 30 July 2019
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Synopsis: Light and deep, smart and funny, crushing and hopeful all at the same time, My Fate According to the Butterfly will open your eyes to both the world’s potential for magic, and to its harsh realities.
When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows that she’s doomed! According to legend, she has one week before her fate catches up with her — on her 11th birthday. With her time running out, all she wants is to celebrate her birthday with her entire family. But her sister, Ate Nadine, stopped speaking to their father one year ago, and Sab doesn’t even know why.
If Sab’s going to get Ate Nadine and their father to reconcile, she’ll have to overcome her fears — of her sister’s anger, of leaving the bubble of her sheltered community, of her upcoming doom — and figure out the cause of their rift.
So Sab and her best friend Pepper start spying on Nadine and digging into their family’s past to determine why, exactly, Nadine won’t speak to their father. But Sab’s adventures across Manila reveal truths about her family more difficult — and dangerous — than she ever anticipated.
Was the Butterfly right? Perhaps Sab is doomed after all!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gail D. Villanueva is a Filipino author born and based in the Philippines. She’s also a web designer, an entrepreneur, and a graphic artist. She loves pineapple pizza, seafood, and chocolate, but not in a single dish together (eww). Gail and her husband live in the outskirts of Manila with their dogs, ducks, turtles, cats, and one friendly but lonesome chicken. Her debut novel, My Fate According to the Butterfly, is coming from Scholastic Press on July 30, 2019.
ABOUT THE BLOG/BOOKSTAGRAM TOUR
The official hashtag for this tour is #ButterflyTour, and it will run from July 21st to July 27th. Because we, the organizers, are all based in the Philippines, it will follow our country’s time zone (UTC+08:00).
This is a promotional, international blog/bookstagram tour that accommodates all book bloggers and bookstagrammers. In fact, although a few slots are reserved for US-based book bloggers/bookstagrammers, there are more reserved slots for those outside of the United States. Likewise, Asian (#ownvoices and non-#ownvoices) readers are also highly encouraged to participate. (However, it should be noted that the slots for this tour are limited, and filling out the form does not guarantee anyone a slot.)
Sign-ups will close within a week or so, and selected participants will be contacted via email a few days after. All official tour hosts will receive review copies of My Fate According to the Butterfly and will be expected to post a review for the tour. Although this is a review-required tour, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.
This promotional tour is in cooperation with Scholastic Press (massive thanks to the publisher for the opportunity!). Hence, there are digital and physical review copies available. Physical review copies will be limited to selected countries, while digital copies will be distributed via Edelweiss.
For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!
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